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‘Dementia Moments’ Workshop for family caregivers

Hospice of the Valley’s “Dementia Moments” workshop provides an eight-minute experience that presses participants to perform some daily living tasks as if they were living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Our dementia experts will offer the free workshop 1-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Tangelo Grove Senior Care Home, 101 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021.

While wearing gloves, goggles and headphones blaring background noise, people will try to button a shirt, count coins and follow other simple instructions. The goal is not to mimic

dementia, but to simulate the emotional experience of someone with dementia trying to perform normally while living in a world of distorted perception and diminished cognition. Participants will then share their thoughts and feelings and learn ways to minimize the distress of people living with dementia.

Maximum capacity: 20 attendees.
RSVP: call 602-636-5393 or email events1@hov.org.

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